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  • It’s about challenges that effect our environment, economies and people
  • to put your ideas, products and businesses in the fast lane to rise and meet the challenges and be the solution
  • World’s only business accelerator focused solely on clean technology.
  • Our definition – how CTO looks at it
    Optional slide
  • Our definition – how CTO looks at it
    Optional slide
  • We cover the 50 states so you can enter in the region where you or most of your team resides
  • There are 8 categories to choose from…choose the one that best fits your technology or service…confused…contact us
  • Dates in red are application deadlines
    (Talk through the key dates)
  • (Review the criteria – mention that more details are in the application part of the website)
    (Drive home that the $475 is a very low price and we can offer it because of our sponsor support and all the volunteers that work in the accelerator and deliver the program)
  • This is for each paid member of your team….
  • Our sponsors support the programs we deliver to accelerate your businesses.

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  • 1. Cleantech Open 2014 National Webinar Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • 2. 2 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Welcome to Startup Success 101: How to Make Darn Sure (or Near as Darn it) That Your Application is Accepted in the 2014 Cleantech Open Accelerator Tips for applying successfully to the world’s largest cleantech accelerator The Webinar will start at 10:30am, PDT.
  • 3. 3 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Welcome to the National Webinar Series •With the Cleantech Open since 2007 •Mentor Chair 2007 - 2008 •Executive Director 2009 - present MC: Rex Northen, Executive Director, Cleantech Open
  • 4. 4 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen This is Not an Exercise … It’s About Real Problems Real Solutions Real Money #cleantechopen
  • 5. 5 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen It’s About a Global Challenge …
  • 6. 6 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen … Energy demand soaring Consumption skyrocketing Oil supply peaking Fresh water increasingly contaminated Waste is filling land and oceans
  • 7. 7 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Accelerate Hard Join the planet’s largest cleantech accelerator – the place to accelerate your business into the fast lane
  • 8. 8 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Cleantech Open the World’s Largest Clean Technology Accelerator 2,000+ volunteers 8 regional US accelerators covering 50 states 100+ annual events in 26 key U.S. metro areas Global Ideas in 23+ countries Global Accelerator in 6 countries Who We Are
  • 9. 9 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Quick Facts founded a not-for-profit volunteer professionals (US only) alumni companies $ raised by alumni annual events in 26 Cities (US only) 2005 501 (c)(3) 2,000+ 865 $900M+ 100+
  • 10. 10 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Our Mission (What) The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges.
  • 11. 11 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Deliver a reliable, repeatable process that increases the chances of making a cleantech startup successful … You will progressively “de-risk” your business, with the aim of making it more attractive to prospective investors and customers. Our Goal (How)
  • 12. 12 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen The Cleantech Open Ecosystem (How) Metro/State Regional National We foster emerging businesses by surrounding them with local, regional and national resources, and connect other stakeholders across geographical boundaries We foster emerging businesses by surrounding them with local, regional and national resources, and connect other stakeholders across geographical boundaries
  • 13. 13 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Competition or Accelerator? It’s Both Accelerator Program Training Mentoring Access to Capital Showcases Competition
  • 14. 14 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen It’s … Training • 1,000+ participating mentors nationally: generalists and specialists • 20+ Business Clinics nationally • Regional event and showcases • Global Forum • Press exposure • Relationships with Strategic Investors • National Investor Series: “Pitch Panels” | “Networking Receptions” | “Investor Connect” • National Academies, National Webinars, Regional Training • Mock Judging, Business Clinics Mentoring Access to Capital Showcasing
  • 15. 15 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Over 100 National & Regional Events … Annual Launch (Feb/Mar) Breakfast Briefings (Jan-Apr) Organizers’ Congress (Mar) Investor Mixers (April - Sep) Regional Awards (Oct) Global Forum (Nov)
  • 16. 16 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen … plus Training, Mentoring, Capital, Showcases Regional and National Media Academies (Jun) Training Program (Jul-Sep) Business Clinics (Aug-Sep) Speed Investing Exhibit Booths (Conference, Forum)
  • 17. 17 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen It’s 10 Steps of Business Model Training and Mentoring, and Insights From World-Class Experts Steve Blank Educator and author The Startup Owner's Manual Rodrigo Prudencio Partner, Nth Power Trond Unneland VP and Managing Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures Andrew Chung Partner, Khosla Ventures Jenny Kassan, CEO, Cutting Edge Capital Dave Graham, Founding Partner GreenStart Matthew Trevithick, Partner, Venrock Guy Kawasaki Special Advisor Motorola Business Unit of Google Eileen Tanghal, Sr. Investment Director, Head of Applied Ventures Speakers at previous Academies and Webinars include …
  • 18. 18 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen It’s a Pathway to Winning Awards $20,000 in cash and services* (1-5 Finalists per region) ~300 Applicants  ~150 Regional Semifinalists up to 30 Regional Finalists up to 8 Regional Sustainability Winners up to 8 National Category Winners One National Winner One National Sustainability Winner $10,000 in cash and services* Participation in training, mentoring, access to capital, showcasing $200,000 in investment and services* *All cash prizes may be in the form of a seed investment (convertible note) and are subject to change
  • 19. Highlights & Success Stories from the Cleantech Open Accelerator (US)
  • 20. 20 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved Highlights & Impact Since 2006 •865 alumni companies •100+ regional and national events •Expansion to all 50 states •Over 60% of all Cleantech Open graduate companies are still active •Over $900M in funding reported •Over half of all active companies have raised investment capital averaging over $2 million per company
  • 21. 21 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Small Sample of Funding (over half of graduates raise $) COMPANY CLEANTECH OPEN STATUS FUNDING Adura Technologies 2006 Energy Efficiency Winner Western Region $25.5M Alphabet Energy 2009 Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Winner Western Region $29M Aurora Biofuels 2006 Transportation Runner -UP Western Region $64M EcoFactor 2009 National Grand Prize Winner Western Region $13.9M Enervault 2009 Smart Power Semifinalist Western Region $24.5M FloDesign 2009 National Grand Prize Winner Northeast Region $143M PowerAssure 2008 Smart Power Winner Northeast Region $35M Halotechnics 2006 Renewable Energy Finalist Western Region $7.4M Mission Motors 2007 Transportation Finalist Western Region $14.7M FinSix (OnChip) 2010 Category Winner Northeast Region $5.2M SustainX Energy 2008 Finalist Northeast Region $20M Xolve 2010 Finalist Midwest Region $6M
  • 22. 22 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Success Stories FloDesign Wind Northeast Region 2008 Regional Winner Next generation wind turbine $143m raised to date EarthClean Midwest Region 2010 Regional Winner Green fire suppression $4m raised to date Mission Motors Western Region 2007 Regional Winner 2010 Alumni winner Advanced electric powertrains $14.7m raised to date
  • 23. 23 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Success Stories Liquid Piston Northeast 2006 Hyper-efficient compact engine Raised $21.5M to date Sedona Solar Rocky Mountain 2012 InteliTrack Rail Tracking Systems follow the sun to capture 40% more energy from each panel Partnered with Maruntech Enterprises in India. SunBug Solar Northeast 2008 Solar energy consulting and installation company Strategic partnerships with multiple panel makers and finance partners. 2012 Angies's List Super Service award in solar.
  • 24. 24 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Success Stories Sustainable Systems Int’l Southeast 2012 Sustainability Winner Selling the MilkPod™, a self contained bulk milk chiller to collect milk in remote villages 2 demo units to Nestlé Kenya Whole Trees Structure North Central 2011 National Category winner Whole tree modular structural building systems that can replace steel $100,000 SBIR grant 42 tons CO2 abated, 12 tons water saved in 2013 Oscomp Northeast Region, 2011 Compressed natural gas delivered by truck--virtual pipeline solutions $13.1M investment including Chevron. Distribution deal with Global Partners LP in New England
  • 25. 25 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Success Stories Cool Energy Rocky Mountain 2009 Sustainability Winner Low temperature Stirling Engine converts waste heat into energy & boosts gen-set output by 20% $1M DOE grant in 2013 to build and test 1st 20kW prototype. 10 patents granted Solum Western 2009 Soil testing, agricultural sensing Opened 12.5K sq ft lab in Ames, IA $17m Series B in 2012 25 employees Cerahelix Northeast 2012 National Finalist Invented the first ceramic filter that filters at high purity and low pressure Awarded $1M Phase II SBIR
  • 26. 26 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved Power Assure 2008 Winner 2008 Sustainability Award Winner On-demand energy efficiency • Received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy • Won $2.5 M Series A funding from DFJ • $14.5 M Series B including investment from Dominion Resources
  • 27. 27 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved “I had been mentoring Power Assure and was tremendously impressed by their technology, team, and plan. At a break in a Cleantech Open meeting, I introduced myself to Josh Rafaelli in a chance meeting in the hallway at WSGR. We talked and he mentioned he was a VC at DFJ. I gave a short pitch for Power Assure and that led to our first meeting at DFJ, at which Donnie Foster did an outstanding job. With support from Clemens Pfeiffer [another Cleantech Open mentor], they converted that meeting into seed funding and that led in turn to this $2.5M Series A.” Power Assure – Ed Murray
  • 28. Ready to be a Success Story?
  • 29. 29 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Eight U.S. Regions
  • 30. 30 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Eight Technology Categories Chemicals & Advanced Materials Information & Communications Technology Green Building Transportation Energy Generation Energy Efficiency Agriculture, Water & Waste Energy Distribution & Storage
  • 31. 31 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen It’s an Action-Packed Year 2014 Accelerator Calendar (US) JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Jul-Sep National Webinars Aug Regional Business Clinics Tue, Sep 9 Accelerator Deadline & Global Ideas Competition Deadline Thu, Sep 18 Regional Mock Judging Late Sep –mid-Oct Wed. Oct.29 (NE) Regional Judging Regional Awards Thu-Fri, Nov 13-14 Global Forum Judging & “Connects” (11/13); Expo, speakers, gala dinner (11/14) Feb/Mar Accelerator Launches (by Region) Wed, Jun 4 Accelerator Participant Welcome Webinar Tue-Wed, Jun 17-18 (Columbia U – NYC) National Academy East Coast Fri-Sun, Jun 27-29 National Academy West Coast Thu, May 1 Accelerator Application Deadline Wed, May 21 Accelerator Participants Announcement APPLICANT RECRUITMENT (OCT ’13 – APR ‘14) TRAINING (JUN– SEP) NETWORK BRIEFINGS (JAN ‘14 – APR ’14) May 20 DC Int’l Event Sat, Mar 1 Super Early Bird Deadline Tue, Apr 1 Early Bird Deadline
  • 32. 32 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Get a Head Start … Apply Early! *Student teams must have a full-time student as Team Leader and at least half the team must be students. To qualify for early-bird pricing you must pay for your application no later than 5pm (Pacific Time) on the dates below, and you must complete your application no later than 5pm (Pacific) on May 1. Pay By Date Application Fee March 1 (Nov – Mar 1) Super Early Bird $40 per team (professionals) $20 per team (students)* April 1 (Mar 2 – Apr 1) Early Bird $90 per team (professionals) $40 per team (students)* May 1 (Apr 2 – May 1) Final Deadline $140 per team (professionals) $90 per team (students)* If Accepted Participation Fee June 1 –- Participation Fees Due $475 per person (minimum of two people per team)
  • 33. 33 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen 2014 Accelerator Criteria & Participation Fee • Application Criteria o $1m max in external private financing, cumulative o $5m max from grants or friends and family, cumulative o 1 US resident, citizen or legal alien minimum per team • Participation Fee (as Accelerator Participants) o $475 Per Person + $50 for LaunchPad Central (just announced) o 1% contribution to the equity pool* o Minimum of 2 members per team required o Heavily subsidized by sponsors and the generous contributions of many volunteers across the country * Not optional – but you may withdraw your equity pool participation at any time up to Oct 1 this year
  • 34. 34 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen The Equity Pool % of equity pool Cleantech Open Na onal Your Cleantech Open Region Class of 2014 Mentors 2014
  • 35. 35 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved Participation Fee Includes … • Participation at the National and/or East Coast Academy • Participation in all Training: Webinars, Business Clinics, Mock Judging • Participation in Mentor, Investor, Sustainability Programs • Meals at National and/or East Coast Academy, Global Forum* • Exhibition space at Regional Events and Global Forum* • Tickets to all regional and most national events^ • Academy and Webinar training materials • Access to LaunchPad Central for highly discounted fee of $50/user • Autodesk® Product Design Suite Ultimate * Most, but not all of your meals will be catered at our events. ^ Excluding National VIP Events/Receptions. #cleantechopen
  • 36. 36 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved Why Apply? • Up to 30 of this year’s participating companies will each walk away with up to $20,000 in cash and services • One startup will land the grand prize of $200,000 in investment and services* Picture Yourself Here 2013 National Grand Prize Winner PowWow, Western Region #cleantechopen *All cash prizes in the form of a seed investment (convertible note) and are subject to change
  • 37. 37 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved #cleantechopen Summary – What’s in it For You? Participation in the Cleantech Open’s ten-step process: a proven, step-by- step program to maximize your chances of building a great cleantech business Access to the world’s largest pool of cleantech mentors Premium software package from Autodesk worth $10,000+ free to every participating startup Access to media, investors, prospective customers. Let the world know you’ve been accepted into the program and you’ll create immediate buzz Participation in the amazing Cleantech Open Academy in June Local entrepreneurship activities: mixers, receptions, connections, resources, mentors, workshops, business clinics, July to September Showcase and connections at the: - Regional Awards and Expo in October - Global Forum Awards, Expo and Investor Connect in November
  • 38. #cleantechopen Thank You to Our Sponsors
  • 39. 39 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved Global Partner #cleantechopen
  • 40. 40 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved National Premier Sponsor #cleantechopen
  • 41. 41 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved National Sponsors
  • 42. 42 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved Our Regional Sponsors #cleantechopen
  • 43. Make the Difference – Join the Cleantech Open • Apply for the world’s largest cleantech accelerator • Volunteer to become an active part of driving our programs • Mentor the startups that will create jobs & save the planet • Partner to connect your network with our evolving ecosystem • Sponsor to build your brand and gain privileged access • Donate to help us help more cleantech entrepreneurs thrive • Attend Regional & National Events Connect | Enable | Accelerate www.cleantechopen.org #cleantechopen
  • 44. 44 Cleantech Open Confidential Information – All Rights Reserved www.cleantechopen.org/launchhere Launch Here
  • 45. www.cleantechopen.org/launchhere